External hard disk cannot be formatted Tags: Hard Drives Format Storage Last response: August 15, 2011 5:22 PM in Storage Share vasudevbinu August 15, 2011 12:34:34 PM i am not able to format my external hard disk using windows xp More about : external hard disk formatted monkeysweat August 15, 2011 4:45:42 PM try with ubuntu livecd. just download install disc and when it boots, it will give you that option, just format as NFTS although XP should work just fine, that's wierd, you could also just have a bad drive. vasudevbinu August 15, 2011 5:22:36 PM thank u so much, i will check it out and come back to u Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHow to format cannot be formatted wd external hard disc storage device ForumCannot access Iomega prestige external hard disk after system format ForumS-ata external hard drive cannot be formatted nor identified ForumCannot find or format my external hard drive ForumExternal hard disk has CRC error cannot run Chkdsk. ForumCan't get my RAW external hard drive formatted please Help ForumToshiba external hard disk cannot be installed properly ForumExternal Hard Disk cannot detect ForumWhy external hard disk cannot be detected to all pc Forumrecover formatted data from external hard disk ForumAnyway to recover data from formatted external hard disk ? ForumExternal hard disk cannot copy file ForumCannot access or format External Hard Drive (WD My Book Essential) ForumFormatted Hard Drive; "Invalid System Disk " on Boot ForumData recovery from damaged external hard disk ForumMy computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure ForumWD 1TB External Harddrive showing as 2TB ForumBest 2 TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive ForumHard Drive Clone or Backup and Restore.... ForumNew hard drive problems, please help More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !